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Defense anchors football team into NCAA quarterfinals

December 1, 2009

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At the football team’s annual media day session in August, Troney Shumpert had one main objective for his defensive unit in 2009. “Our goal is to be better than we were last year,” the senior defensive back said. More than three months later, as Shumpert and the Warhawks (12-...

Warhawk legends speak out on state of the football team

November 23, 2009

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The national championship game is still more than three weeks away, and the Warhawks have not punched their ticket into that game quite yet. But can this team return to Salem, Va., the site of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl and play in i...

Men’s basketball team reloads for new season

November 17, 2009

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2009-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW More than 70 percent of its scoring is gone. All five of its starters from last year’s NCAA second round tournament game against eventual national champion, Washington University,...

Five reasons how the Warhawk football team won another WIAC title

November 10, 2009

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Here are my top five reasons on how the UW-Whitewater football team captured its fifth straight conference championship. 1. Levell Coppage There are many reasons the football team is heading back to the NCAA tournament ...

Senior football players not finished yet in 2009

November 3, 2009

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More than likely the football team will have home field advantage throughout the postseason. The Warhawks have not clinched a berth in the NCAA tournament yet, but there is little doubt they will roll to the national champ...

Football team cruises into showdown against Pointers with first place on the line

October 27, 2009

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Jordan Wells did not waver when he made this statement: “I guarantee they will know when we come off the football field that we’re the better football team,” the senior wide receiver said. Wells is, of course, referring to Saturday’s 1 p.m. showdown at UW-Stevens Point ...

Homecoming 2009: Warhawks eye victory after last year’s disappointing loss

October 20, 2009

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No one saw it coming. It was almost one year ago to the date, when the unexpected happened on Homecoming. The previously undefeated Warhawks fell to UW-Stevens Point, 17-16, and shocked a packed Perkins Stadium crowd. UW-Whitewater...

McKay finds basketball success in Europe

October 20, 2009

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Myles McKay lives by one motto and everyone seems to know it. “I can’t accept anyone working harder than me,” said McKay, who as a senior last year led the men’s basketball team to the second round of the NCAA tourname...

Football team’s hidden gem

September 22, 2009

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Andy Harris doesn’t have a fancy office or get any credit for the football team’s national success. But that doesn’t bother him. “I just like being behind the scenes and getting out of the way,” Harris, the team’s dir...

Football team’s dynamic duo thrust into national spotlight

September 9, 2009

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It was all a matter of seizing the opportunity.   For Levell Coppage and Antwan Anderson, this was the motto both played with throughout the 2008 football season. And when each had their chance to start, Coppage and Anderson grabbed it with full confidence and kept...

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